Greater Portland Area Chapter #410

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses


About Portland Chapter

We are the local chapter of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), the only nursing organization that celebrates and promotes the specialty of Medical-Surgical nursing.
Our chapter provides educational opportunities for nurses, promotes professionalism, encourages nurse involvement in health promotion and reform, and has fun in the process.
We would love to have you join us in these ventures.
If you are a member of ASMN, you are a member of our chapter.

About AMSN

What is AMSN? What is the Greater Portland Area Chapter of AMSN?

AMSN is the national professional organization of adult health (Med-Surg) nurses. The primary purpose of AMSN is to improve the professional experience of the adult health nurse, with a resulting improvement in patient care. AMSN promotes the highest standards of practice and fosters excellence in adult health nursing. AMSN also provides a positive opportunity for nurses to network and share friendships as well as professional interests and ideas. ( When you join AMSN, doors will open for you both professionally and personally.

The Greater Portland Area Chapter is the local chapter for the Portland area and SW Washington and the only chapter in the Pacific Northwest. It was chartered in October 2004. If you are a member of AMSN, you are automatically a member of our chapter.

Local Chapter Activities

Meetings are held to plan our annual conference and elect new officers.

If you are a current member, you will receive email notification of all scheduled activities. If you are not a member but would like to receive information on our activities, please contact us.

Please also send us your thoughts on what YOU would like to be involved in or be offered by your local chapter of AMSN.

National Activities

AMSN has an annual national conference each fall. This is an opportunity to meet Med-Surg nurses from across the county and attend some excellent learning sessions on Med-Surg topics.

Chapter Events

Best Practices in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Legacy Emanuel Campus – Lorenzen Auditorium
November 5th 08:00-12:45pm
Coffee & snacks will be provided

Topics Include:

  • Head Injuries - Andee Holman, MSN, RN
  • Addiction - Jessica Gregg, MD, PhD
  • Cognitive Bias - Caryll Campbell, MSN, RN
  • Atrial Fibrillation - Joy Khamsoukthavong MSN, RN, CNS

Conference Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Describe current evidence-based assessments and interventions applicable to medical-surgical nursing
  • Recognize the role of the Med-Surg nurse in car-ing for patients, preventing and managing compli-cations related to the topics presented.

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Our Chapter has donated $4000 to Doctors without Borders from the excess proceeds of our annual conference in 2014.
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